I just returned from a 10-day honeymoon road trip through California and Oregon with my new husband. This post details the 4 days we spent in Portland, which were AWESOME and definitely the highlight of our trip. For those of you who read my blog for the early retirement content - sorry, I'm a bit off topic here. I love reading trip reports when I'm planning my travels so I want to … [Read more...] about Portland Trip Report for Nerdy Tourists and Grimm Lovers
Moving out west has rekindled my relationship with the outdoors. I had forgotten how good it feels to hike through a forest or to take in your surroundings atop a mountain. Social activities in my early twenties seemed to revolve around eating and drinking and then making plans for the next time I would eat or drink. It has made me so much healthier and happier to live these last few years in a place that promotes … [Read more...] about National Parks Road Trip (with a dog)!
This article is a review of Chautauqua 2015, a gathering of personal finance/early retirement enthusiasts that occurred in Ecuador this past October. On the plane from Miami to Ecuador, it hit me. I was heading to South America to meet strangers that I had only read about online. Crazy thoughts started spinning in my brain. “What if we can’t find the group when we arrive?” “Even worse, what if this is a … [Read more...] about Review of Chautauqua 2015 in Ecuador